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Old 08-12-2005, 10:09 PM
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where is the starter solenoid?

hey yall, where is the starter solenoid and what does is look like??

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Depends on what car and what engine......

most GMs are right on the starter............Fords are on the fenderwell, as are most Chryslers.
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its a 92 camaro
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It's the small cylinder right on top of the starter.....................
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so i should be able to see it pretty easily then right?
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not necessarily what seems to be the problem??



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i'm pretty sure its my fusible links. alot of my power options stopped working all at once
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ok, i changed the #11 fuse and everything was woriking agian. This only lasted for about an hour before the fuse blew again, so the fuseable links are what i want to check now. i know 2 are supposed to come off the junction block by the battery (junction block??), and three are by the starter solenoid. this is going to sound really dumb but where is the starter??? And the only wires by the battery looked like they were ground wires. is that right??
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Solenoid Location

Doc here,

Assuming General Mystery Vehicle...


Starter Solenoid Location on a General Mystery Starter
Sorry For the crummy pic..Scanner dying..top round item is what your looking at..

The Solenoid is the smaller round Item located on top on the starter, it is held in place by 2 screws, and you must turn it 1/4 turn left or right after you remove the motor screw from the solenoid lug, to remove it, It has a tab that inserts into the starter body. Then lift up, and slide the Starter Drive plunger out.

Electrically it will have 2 or 3 lugs on the snout..

The big main bolt, this is where you will find the main battery cable and your fuse links and power wires to support the car, Switched, unswitched, and alternator...

Depending on the year, you may have an "I" terminal, this is used to provide power to the coil during cranking cycles only , when the rest of the system is cut off...

The other terminal is the "S" or energize Terminal, this is used to get the solenoid to push the starter drive gear forward at the same time it spins up the starter motor.

Your Area of interest will be the main bolt smaller (10 gauge) wires going away from the starter.You'll find the links there, or a few inches/feet back along the harness on those wires (unless you have a single terminal main power connector by the battery, My Vettes do..)

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thanx alot doc. your more help than you will ever know
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thats actually what i thought it was, but i didnt see the wires i wsa looking for and got frustrated.
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Again assuming a General Mystery Vehicle / Engine...Starter will be at the right rear of the engine block at the bottom, near the transmission bell housing.

If you are getting power to a Main?? Fuse of some sort and something keeps blowing it..you have a short further downstream...your fusible links if INSTALLED CORRECTLY will supply power to that fuse not look for support FROM that fuse...Start looking elsewhere For that short...How many amps is this Main??? Fuse?

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well the car is a 92 camaro, its a 20 fuse in the fusebox by the pedals. so your saying that the power is getting to the fuse so it shouldnt be BEFORE the fuse? where else could it be then?
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What Doc was saying was to blow a fuse, the culprit (either a short or component drawing too much current ) must be "downstream" after the fuse. In other words opposite the incoming power.

That fuse could branch out and go several directions. You need to figure out what the fuse operates. Start looking at those accessories for problems. It could be a short in the wiring going to those accessories as well.

You can start by shutting everything off and turning on/running these accessories individually. If the fuse blows when you as an example, run the AC/Heater, then you know where to look.

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i know the fuse runs the power locks and windows, dome light, trunk release, and cig lighter. so i have to check all of those? what exactly am i checking for? and how?
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